Jimmy Case
Saints kit 1985-86

Season 1985-86

League Record

Football League Division One

Final position: 14th

P 42, W 12, D 10, L 20, F 51, A 62, Pts 46

Most Appearances: David Armstrong 41, Peter Shilton 37, Jimmy Case 36

Leading Goalscorers: David Armstrong 10, Steve Moran & Danny Wallace 8, Glenn Cockerill 7

Biggest Wins: 3-0 Manchester City (h), Queens Park Rangers (h) & Arsenal (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 19,784 Liverpool

Cup Record

FA Cup: Semi-Final 0-2 AET Liverpool (White Hart Lane) - Milk (League) Cup: 4th Round Replay 1-3 Arsenal (h) - Screen Sport Super Cup: Group Stage P 4, D 2, L 2
Season in Brief

After 13 years in charge Lawrie McMenemy decided to seek "a new challenge" and left to manage Sunderland. Chris Nicholl returned, after two years at at Grimsby Town as player-assistant manager, and took control of the club. His first signing, in October, was Glenn Cockerill who, along with Jimmy Case, McMenemy's final signing, would form the core of the midfield for nearly six years.

A quiet season in the league was made up for with an FA Cup run that ended in defeat at the penultimate stage where Mark Wright suffered a broken leg and would then miss the Mexico World Cup.